Audrey Hepburn’s son, Luca Dotti’s latest book Audrey in Rome, covers the actress’ twenty years in Rome, from film sets to #Italian housewife status.
Hepburn shot three films in Rome: War and Peace, The Nun’s Story and the marvellous Roman Holiday. The book’s #photography proves difficult to distinguish the true beauty: Audrey or the Eternal City that housed her and many film productions of the era, under the Cinecittà studious. Dotti himself, a well humoured Italian, admits that #Hollywood fled to film in Rome for tax reasons, yet often the finished product was something of a tour de force. He confesses that he never saw Audrey the actress or #fashion #icon. He saw his mother, who used to travel with spaghetti and olive oil, who wore jeans and a shirt, who every Sunday brought the patisserie cakes for lunch at her mother in laws.
The Roman and also Italian culture, for that matter, is world renowned. Perhaps even more so than Hepburn herself! To think that one of the most iconic actresses in the world identified herself in that environment is perhaps both a testament to the woman and the #city.